Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


Capture the Spirit of Essex County
All photographers are invited to submit images into the 2014 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest to win some amazing prizes! Learn more and enter by December 1 to win.


Regional leaders elected and awards presented at Annual Fall Meeting

Provides visitors and residents with information about Heritage Area attractions


Join Greenbelt's David Santomenna and his dog Shiloh for a dog-walk within Greenbelt's largest reservation.

Celebrate the spirit of the season by getting outdoors!